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for more investment in education and health care in myanmar. obama administration is expected to seek congressional approval to ease sanction while also monitoring the progress of myanmar's democratic reforms. myanmar is home to 60 million people and rich in natural resources. its strategic location in asia gives it the potential to become a trading hub. they need foreign capitals to help support. western trade restrictions have started to increase myanmar's dependence on economic aid from china. with sanctions being eased, the united states now has a chance to enhance its own economic relationship with myanmar. and also counter the spreading influence of china. nhk world. >>> young indonesians crossing the seas have flocked to a college fair in jakarta. about 2,000 students attended japan's event. representatives from 50 universities set up stalls. students crowded around stands from big players. >> translator: i've always enjoyed learning japanese. i want to become a translator. >> translator: i think that the fair is a good opportunity for universities in japan. because they have a
in the millions of chinese students eager for a foreign education. nhk world's michitaka yamaka reports. >> reporter: more than a thousand young people from around china gather at a hotel in beijing. they are students attending an open house. more than 40 of them. >> i want to enroll in a prestigious american university because the quality is high. >> eventually for undergraduate students, and this is one of the main goals is to recruit more undergraduate students. >> reporter: many chinese state of the unions are keen on setting up foreign universities, and if they can, make it overseas to study. overseas universities are coming to them. for example, the missouri state university, a u.s. institution, has a campus. >> at what temperature does water freeze? what would you tell me? >> reporter: chinese students of the famed degrees of the university students in the u.s. more than 2,000 chinese have graduated from here since classes started six years ago. li xinyi hopes to join them. she's a senior studying busiss administration and accounting. li comes from inland china. she achieved exce
are less well-off, especially when it comes to education. many students are left with crippling debt after graduating from college. he's a big supporting -- supporter of low-interest student loans. >> i like the fact that with two children in college, that college loans will not have interest rates that go through the roof. that helps my two kids. >> like most americans, they are worried about putting their kids through college. their daughter has had to take on a student loan. but they don't think that to the state to help them. rather, a lot more competition in the education sector to lower fees. >> we take loans out and she takes lunch out, so the loans are going to be so debilitating after she gets out that it will take years and years to pay off. >> the family doesn't -- doesn't trust politicians in washington. like many romney voters, they believe government intervention is part of the problem, not a solution. >> the role of the government is just to protect your property, to protect your security, and to protect your economic freedom. that's it. it doesn't have any other role. >> af
. abe promised to use his experience to revise the constitution and to reform education. so abe has a lot of political know-how and a profile. shery ahn spoke earlier with our senior commentator to find out what his return as ldp leader means for voters. >> quite a turn of events. does this mean abe could once again be prime minister. >> well that's possible, i think. liberal democrats ruled japan for most of the time since world war ii. voters got tired and fed up. then they kicked the ldp out of power three years ago. the democrats took over. but then the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster last year set the government back. the latest polls suggest that many japanese feel that the democrats have shown little leadership and that the ldp will win the most seats in the lower house in the next general election. so the new party leader, abe, could well become japan's next prime minister. >> so now as party leader what will abe be pushing for? >> abe has said that the democrats have undermined japan's diplomacy and security and they've eroded japan-u.s. alliance. he said this allo
to revise the constitution and to reform education. so abe has a lot of political know-how and a profile. sherry ann spoke with our senior commentator to find out what his return as lpd leader means for voters. >> could abe once again be prime minister? >> that's possible. ruled most of the time since world war ii. voters got tired and fed up. then they kicked the ldp out of power. the democrats took over. but then the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster last year set the government back. latest polls suggest many japanese feel that the democrats have shown little leadership and that the ldp will win the most seats in the next general election. so the new party leader, abe, could well become japan's next prime minister. >> so now as party leader what will abe be pushing for? >> abe has said that the democrats have undermined japan's diplomacy and security and they've eroded japan-u.s. alliance. he said this allowed china, south korea and russia to reassert their territorial claims to islands in the region. so i think he'll focus first on rebuilding ties with the u.s. abe has also cr
hospitals. a primary concern is educating women and girls and making sure they stay healthy. an 84-year-old american has spent years researching non- violent revolutions. his books are read by social activists all over the globe, including the arab world. based in the u.k., the other winner, campaign against arms trade, is a non-governmental organization, which has been fighting for an end to arms trade since 1974. they are known for spectacular campaigns which they organize themselves. the honorary prize went to a turkish and entrepreneur -- turkish on to print your -- turkish entrepreneur, who supports farmers who work the land in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. >> we will be back after a short break. do not go away. >> stay with us. >> welcome back. german chancellor angela merkel has been summoned to answer questions about decisions she made as environment minister in the 1990's. a parliamentary committee is looking into mismanagement of a test site to dump nuclear waste. >> critics say merkel authorized tunnels to be dug without going through the proper channels
, hitomi, next year. joo was educated mainly in britain. now he works in tokyo at his mother's korean restaurant. he taught himself japanese and is fluent. given his language skills and international experience, marrying a non-korean seemed natural. >> translator: as a korean citizen living and working in japan who chose to marry a japanese woman, i feel the way the political dispute is handled on tv is exaggerated. >> reporter: more than 4,000 korean-japanese couples get married every year. but people didn't welcome these unions as much years ago as they do now. this man remembers. he's a third generation korean living in japan. the japanese colonized the korean peninsula from the early 1900s until the end of world war ii. that bitter history kept people apart. he decided to feature the wedding ceremony to show how things have changed. >> translator: the old generation used to strongly oppose japanese and koreans getting married, but that is not the case anymore for the younger generation. >> reporter: lee has long hoped the bond between japanese and koreans would become stronger. he
female genital mutilation and limit women's rights to work and education. >> democracy activists says is it an authoritarian side of the governing muslim brotherhood and the new president. >> many ordinary egyptians had high hopes for the post revolutionary time. this glass blower believed a new president would restart -- restore calm. his son voted for mohammad because he regarded him as the most honest. >> we had great expectations. we wanted a better life. but now we are all afraid of the future. nothing has improved. >> egyptians had hoped life would become more affordable after the inflation sparked by the revolution. his wife complains that everything is much more expensive. she says the price of eggs has doubled and the family struggling to make ends meet. what does concern is the increasing authority and authoritarian stance. most of the national press is already controlled by the movement, either directly or indirectly. there is an absence of criticism of morsi. this person is an editor of the state on paper. the peace she wrote was censored. -- piece she wrote was censored.
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